Hindi 101- Basic Hindi Words And Sentences

If you are a person travelling in India, or you have just shifted here recently, Hindi could be a difficult language to gain mastery at in a short span of time. But you can always learn some commonly used phrases and words to effectively communicate throughout the country. Here are some of the basic Hindi words and phrases that should help you out!

  1. Hello = Namaste (नमस्ते)
  2. Yes = Haa (हाँ)
  3. No = Nahi (नहीं)
  4. Thank you = Dhanyavaad (धन्यवाद)
  5. Sorry (for a mistake) = Maaf kijiye (माफ़ कीजिये)
  6. What is your name? = Aapka naam kya hain? (आपका नाम क्या है)
  7. My name is ___ = Mera naam ___ hain (मेरा नाम __ है)
  8. How much is this for? = yeh kitne ka hain? (यह कितने का है?)
  9. Can you help me? = Kya aap meri madad kar saktey hain? (क्या आप मेरी मदद कर सकते हैं)
  10. Where are you from?= Aap kahaan sey hain? (आप कहाँ से हैं?)
  11. Go straight! then turn left/ right = Seedha jaao! Phir bānyae/ dānyae mudiye (सीधे जाओ! बांए/दायें मुड़िए)
  12. Less spicy = Kam teekha (कम तीखा)
  13. Can you say it again? = Kya aap isse fir se keh sakte hain? (क्या आप इसे फिर से कह सकते हैं?)
  14. What time is it? = Kya samay hua hain? (क्या समय हुआ है?)
  15. Can you speak slowly? = Kyaa aap dheere baat kar sakte hain? (क्या आप धीरे बात कर सकते हैं?)
  16. Can you talk in English? = Kya aap Angrezi mein baat kar sakte hain? (क्या आप अंग्रेजी में बात कर सकते हैं?)
  17. Where is the washroom? = Bathroom kahaan hain? (बाथरूम कहाँ है?)
  18. I love you! = Mein tumsey pyaar kartaa/ karti (female) hu! (मैं तुमसे प्यार करता/ करती हुँ!)
  19. Happy birthday! = Janamdin ki shubhkamanayein! (जन्मदिन की शुभकामनाएं!)
  20. See you again – Fir milenge (फिर मिलेंगे)


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